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Learn how to give waste the flick this Christmas

If you’d like to learn how to make this year’s festive season greener than ever than this sustainable Christmas workshop is for you. To be held on Saturday, November 30 at the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living (MCSL), you will learn about the Japanese art of gift wrapping, Furoshiki (pictured below), where gifts are wrapped with reusable, sustainable and environmentally friendly cloth. This easy and beautiful method doesn’t need sticky tape, single-use plastic or paper. You will also be shown alternative gift ideas that promote sustainability, including locally made beeswax wraps and preserves. There will be advice on reducing food… Read more »

Camden garden comp winner still chuffed a year later

Camden garden comp winner still chuffed a year later

“I still get a big grin when I think back to the moment I found out.” Elderslie resident Brett Gibson, who took out the new garden category in last year’s Camden Council’s annual garden competition, is still chuffed with his win almost 12 months later. Mr Gibson, who was also named runner-up in the small residential category, says he didn’t expect to win anything when he entered the competition. “But when I did, I felt so proud,’’ he says. “I had a lot of fun. I enjoyed going through all my plants with the judges and the feedback they gave… Read more »

Wear an upcycled wedding dress to go green on your big day

Wear an upcycled wedding dress to go green on your big day

Did you know that a wedding dress can be the single largest contributor to the huge carbon footprint of the average Australian wedding? The production of the fabric and the transportation have a big impact. So how do you have a unique dress, while still taking a responsible approach? One word: upcycle. Now Vinnies is helping brides and grooms celebrate their special day sustainably by holding an Upcycled Wedding Weekend at Vinnies Picton on September 7 and 8. Whether couples are looking to embrace the growing eco-wedding trend or simply adopt a few environmentally friendly ideas to make their big… Read more »

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Learn how to give waste the flick this Christmas

If you’d like to learn how to make this year’s festive season greener than ever than this sustainable Christmas workshop is for you. To be held on Saturday, November 30 at the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living (MCSL), you will learn about the Japanese art of gift wrapping, Furoshiki (picturedRead more »

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Which community project are you going to vote for?

A science club for children and an art project that teaches people Aboriginal weaving techniques are among the local community projects vying for your vote in the Service NSW My Community Project fund. Up to $260,000 in each of the Campbelltown and Macquarie Fields state electorates is up for grabs.Read more »

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Library can help get your book club started

If you run, or would like to start, your own book club, Narellan Library can help you out with Book Club Kits! The kits include 10 copies of a book, with the choice of fiction, non-fiction and biographies. There’s also a set of discussion questions to help your group getRead more »

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Showcase coming to Camden just for laughs

Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour will be headed Camden way next month. It will be the seventh year in a row the crème de la crème of the festival will be performed in Camden. The Showcase will be at Camden Civic Centre on Thursday, June 6, from 7.30pm.  Expertly curatedRead more »

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Yanma: going walkabout to explore local bushland

With each step, members of the Aboriginal Yanma Walking Group are enjoying friendship and fresh air as they explore the beautiful bushland of the Macarthur region and Southern Highlands.  About 20 members meet every Tuesday during school terms to trek scenic areas including Fitzroy Falls, Picton Botanical Gardens, Avon DamRead more »

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